A foundation in research and practice

As a graduate student at Illinois, you're part of a community of scholars where learning and teaching are infused with research and practice. Join us is redefining the art and science of education for the 21st century.

Graduate-Students

GMTI_OrangeBugOur highly ranked graduate programs at the College of Education prepare master's and doctoral students to deal with the most challenging issues in education. Here you will be mentored by world-class faculty who themselves are leading researchers in their fields.

You will hone the rigorous habits of mind and skills needed to be impactful leaders in the field of education. Here, you can leverage the advantages of being part of a research university, while developing and defining your own research interests. Join a community of like-minded scholars who want to make a difference and get ready to change the world.

Graduate students apply to one of our four departments. Each department offers unique areas of concentration:

• Curriculum & Instruction
• Educational Psychology
• Special Education
• Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

We also offer online and off-campus options:

Applying to the College of Education: 

Find out what you need to start your application process including instructions on how to apply, tuition and financial aid and frequently asked questions.

Graduate Student Profile

Milo Dodson, Ph.D. '13 talks about his experiences as a graduate student in the department of Educational Psychology.